I’ve written quite a bit about Karla Colletto – the fabulously expensive and fabulously flattering swimsuit that actually managed to make me feel less than disgusting on the beach last summer. But notice that first “fabulously?” The expense of a KC bathing suit is a bit daunting — upwards of $200 dollars to start.
So here I am with a new recommendation: Shape FX. It is QUITE unlike me to buy a bathing suit online — I need to try on, try on, try on. Check out the strategic qualities of it’s camoflage abilities: does my stomach look enormous? Does the skin above the leg line bulge? Is my back fat under control? But after reading about Shape FX in Rachel Ray’s magazine (my guilty pleasure – hey, if I can’t eat fish cooked with a pound of butter and a cup of cream at least I can read about it) I decided to take a chance.
See Shape FX is all about strategic dressing. You take a little questionnaire online about your body, then they recommend clothing just for you. I took the quiz, bought the bathing suit and all I can say is:
Quite possibly, the most flattering bathing suit EVER. And way way less expensive than Karla.
So there you have it. My new (budget friendly) alternative to my first love, Karla Colletto. I plan to try their push up, control pants too. I’ll let you know how it goes.